Hijack This is a powerful tool against spyware. The following Tech-Recipes tutorial contains some useful hints for using it.
I have found that many spyware programs will hijack the Windows System Restore feature even if you have a good spyware removal program. (My favorite is SpySweeper.) This Tech-Recipes tutorial explains how to turn off System Restore which many spyware programs use to keep returning even if you have deleted them.
The following tutorial explains why the user should never click on the opt-out link in a SPAM e-mail.
Many spyware programs now come in twos, so that if one is killed the other will restart it. They also set up blocks to prevent other programs such as Spybot or AdAware from launching. In order to remove the infection, you must kill both processes in rapid sucession. The following Tech-Recipes tutorial explains using the [...]
Do you have spyware on your system? Here are some suggestions for removal and hints for keeping it off in the future.
Numerous applications and web pages install spyware without your knowledge or permission. Spyware collects and disseminates information about those using them. It can track your surfing habits, abuse your Internet connection by sending this data to a third party, profile your shopping preferences, hijack your browser start page or pages, or alter important system files. [...]